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Showing posts with label 2011. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2011. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Gold demand surged in 2011 on new survey

The Thompson Rueters gold survey for 2011 was recently released and the results showed a large surge in gold coin and bar sales globally last year.  Predictions for 2012 also point towards a steady climb back up towards $2000 an ounce, with potentially higher gains should central banks begin to monetize en masse.

Thomson Reuters GFMS annual gold survey released today shows that global investment increased 20% last year to $80 billion, leading to the nominal high last September of $1,920/oz. This is primarily attributed to the physical buying of bullion.

Gold may climb to a new nominal record above $2,000/oz by early next year as concern about currencies and low interest rates encourage investors to seek a protection of wealth, Thomson Reuters GFMS said.

Gold coin purchases gained 13% last year and will increase 2.7% in the first half.

Purchases of gold bars increased by 36% to nearly 2,000 (1,194) metric tonnes, concentrated in China, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
East Asia demand for gold bars rose 53% to 456 metric tonnes.
India rose 9% to 297 metric tonnes and western markets demand for gold bars rose 41% to 335 metric tonnes.

Central banks increased net purchases by a massive fivefold to 430 tons last year, and may buy another 190 tons in the first half, GFMS said. - Goldcore via Zerohedge

Thursday, December 22, 2011

12 economic things about Christmas and 2011

Many people always wonder, how does Santa build all those great toys and gifts and get them to every home around the world in just one night?  Well, the truth is, Santa requires alot of help from the global economy, and in 2011, those foundations were causing much grief to the jolly ole elf.

So to celebrate the business model and economic processes of the North Pole corporation, Tick by Tick was kind enough to provide the 12 economic facts of Christmas here in 2011.

  1. In the last 12 months, the Federal Reserve has increased Money Supplied to the Economy (M2) by 9.9%.
  2. Despite the Insolvency of Europe. If you had shorted EURUSD at this very day last year, you would have only made a 0.7% profit.
  3. The Greek Stock Index (ASE) has outperformed Citigroup by 10.36% if held for the last 5 years. If you discount the reverse stock split, Citigroup is now trading at $2.60 vs. $55.70 in 2007.
  4. Consumer Goods producer Procter & Gamble can now borrow money over a 5 year period for less than every Eurozone member with the exceptions of Germany and Finland.
  5. Linkedin, Pandora and Groupon are all loss leading companies. Yet, if you had bought their stock at IPO, you would have made +171%, 8.9% and 50% in the first days trading.
  6. China's stock market is now trading at the same level as it was during Q3 of 2000. During this period, Chinese GDP has almost tripled.
  7. The sum of all US debt both Public and Private equates to $56tn with underfunded future liabilities of $1 037 000 per capita. The official US public debt figure reached 100% of GDP just yesterday.
  8. "Legendary" Hedge Fund Manager John Paulson, about whom a variety of books have been written, has lost over 50% of his funds value in this past year.
  9. In a Bloomberg poll held during December 2011, eleven Sell Side Analysts predicted, on average, that the S&P 500 would grow by 11% to 1379. Of these, the most bullish was Goldman Sachs who openly predicted a 17% rally. The index of the 500 largest American companies is currently down 1.49% YTD.
  10. Being long S&P Volatility has been a successful strategy for 4 of the last 5 years.
  11. In the last month, Bloomberg have published 25 179 articles with the words Europe and Concern included in the prose.
....And Finally
12. Santa has to visit 832 Homes per Second to deliver all of his gifts.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good.... wait a moment... where did I put that Mayan Calendar.